Celebrating the achievements of alumni in Kazakhstan 

When outstanding individuals receive a world-class education in the UK, the effects can last a lifetime. The Alumni Awards shine a light on the impact that alumni of UK higher education institutions are making in their chosen field, and how this was sparked by their studies in the UK.
The British Council has launched the seventh year of a prestigious award celebrating the outstanding achievements of the UK’s international alumni around the world. 
The Study UK Alumni Awards are open to alumni living anywhere outside of the UK. Award winners and finalists are leaders in their fields who have used their experience of studying at a UK university to make a positive contribution to their communities, industries and countries. The Study UK Alumni Awards celebrate and showcase the impact and value of a UK higher education and raise the international profile of UK alumni and their former universities.
The awards are open to alumni currently residing in any country outside the UK, who have either studied in the UK, at an officially recognised provider of UK university degree level study for a minimum of a term or semester, or who have been awarded a full UK degree level qualification (or higher), by a UK university through a local institution overseas, within the last 15 years. 
There are three award categories:
Professional Achievement Award recognising UK alumni who have distinguished themselves through exemplary leadership and achievements in their professional industry, and who can demonstrate the impact and scale of their achievements in their profession, and beyond.
Entrepreneurial Award recognising UK alumni who are active in initiating or contributing to innovative or creative new ideas, solutions or business opportunities that have the potential for strong growth.
Social Impact Award recognising UK alumni who have made an exceptional contribution and commitment to creating positive social change and improving the lives of others. 
Have you studied in the UK and have gone on to achieve exceptional success? If so, apply for one of the Awards! 
What makes a great application? Find out our top tips on the Study UK Alumni Awards website.  
Some of the benefits of winning a prestigious Alumni Award:
•Raise your international profile through global press and digital coverage
•Build your professional networks and business connections
•Win a professional networking visit to the UK
2 September 2020 Applications open                        
30 October 2020 Applications close at 16.00 (GMT)
October - November 2020 Shortlisting of applications
December 2020 - January 2021 Announcement of finalists
9 March 2021 [country specific date] Kazakhstan national-level winners announced
March - August 2021 Global finalist announcement & digital celebration
September 2021 Global Alumni Awards winners announced    

Applications open on 2 September 2020 and close on 30 October 2020. All eligible applicants will be put forward for the global Alumni Awards. 

The finalists and winners of the global Alumni Awards will be announced in 2021 and celebrated in a digital campaign that will raise the profile of their story and success. Award winners have the opportunity to raise their international profile, expand their professional networks, and to enhance their careers, through a professional networking visit to the UK (subject to global Covid-19 situation). 

British Council will organise ‘How to apply’ webinars for those who are interested to learn more about the application process. Register here  if you would like to join the event. 

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